Can You Look at this Poop Please? Update!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peaches Lee, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 12 pullets last night, aged 7 weeks old. They have been on medicated chick starter and went into a clean (bleached) brooder. I found this poo this morning. I looked at a poop page that someone put up in a coccidia thread that I searched for and what I see in my brooder looks like the normal, intestine shedding poop, but I want to be sure it's alright. These birds are VERY flighty, absolutely scared of human contact and very frightened. Anyway, I can get a poop sample to my vet tomorrow, should I treat for coccidia now, or wait for conformation? Thank you.

    Update: Well so far all 12 of my pullets are responding to the Corid. I was preparing myself to find the worse two dead by now, but I guess they are fighting it. I have read that Coccidia can cause paleness, about how long should they be pale? This entire flock is very anemic looking, we're talking white combs. Only one has a nice pink comb. These poor chicks were brooded in a dark room with a single light bulb, never seeing the light of day. Could the pale-ness be from that too? I am new to chickens, these were sold to me as 7 week olds, but to me, they look like 4 week olds [​IMG] The person selling them was finding them new homes because their partner didn't want them anymore and I have a sneaking suspicion that maybe feed was held to save on money. There was 25 brooded together with one feeder/waterer. Once they are done with the Corid treatment, should I give them any special vitamins to give them a boost? I'm just really worried about how anemic they are. Thank you.


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  2. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I'm really freaking out, will this coccidia (if it is) harm my healthy flock?

    These chicks are isolated from them, but still...
     
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  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they acting sick? With cocci they will be fluffed up slow moving generally acting like they dont feel well. I dont think that is a cocci poo but my chicks had it this year, we have had lots of wet weather. I treated all with Corid and they are fine. By the way mine didnt have any bloody poo.
     
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  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I have these over on favorites. look through them and see what looks familiar.
    I guess we should get a byc poo site going. I send people to these so much i am going to get banned. [​IMG]

    the links.
    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
    http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.c … 1158478320
    http://poultrykeeper.com/poultry-diseases-and-disorders.html
    http://happyhenhouse.proboards.com/inde … hread=7588

    and this one just because it is useful
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart

    I fed the girls some beets yesterday, and I expect some bizarre poo today.
    I hope it isn't anything terrible.
    good luck.
     
  5. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I do have one or two that are acting huddled. There are some poops that are normal, then others that are bright red bloody. Ugh! I called TSC and they have dissolvable Corid, should I go ahead and give that or wait to get a confirmed cocci test? Some of the other chicks are acting normal.
     
  6. chicktwins

    chicktwins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it looks pretty normal. I wouldn't worry about it too much. They are probably stressed out from the new digs and the move. Give them some time to adjust and get to know you and their new surroundings and they will probably come around. Good luck, I hope they chill out soon.
     
  7. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Get it. Treat all of them, it's better than having it spread by poops in the brooder.
     
  8. dawg53

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    Quote:Get it. Treat all of them, it's better than having it spread by poops in the brooder.

    x 2
     
  9. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thank you, I am going to give it to them, hopefully they'll improve...[​IMG]
     
  10. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updated first post.
     

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